Amazingly, it is five years today since I started Portobello Book Blog! In that time, I reckon I must have reviewed somewhere between 400-500 books and featured lots more authors and their books with spotlights, extracts, guests posts and my #TenThings feature. More than ever just now, books are a way of escaping the real … More 5th #Blogiversary #Giveaway
Something a bit different from me today. Canongate Books are adding Leaving Alexandria by Richard Holloway to their Canons collection. The Canons are what Canongate describe as “books without boundaries, some are classics already and the rest will be soon. You can find all five of Richard’s canons in the Scottish Canons collection here“. Canongate have … More Leaving Alexandria by Richard Holloway #bookreview @canongatebooks
Hidden is the latest novel from Linda Gillard and just like the other books from this author which I have read, I thought it was excellent. This is a dual time novel which is a style of storytelling which I always enjoy. It tells the story of Esme, whose brothers and fiance were all killed … More Hidden by Linda Gillard #bookreview
Moira Forsyth’s latest novel, Waiting for Lindsay, is published today. Of course, in the current circumstances, there is not much can be done to celebrate publication day in the real world so I am doing my bit by sharing my review. Waiting for Lindsay is about a family whose teenage daughter, Lindsay, vanished one sunny … More Waiting for Lindsay by Moira Forsyth #bookreview @moira_forsyth @sandstonepress
Like many people, with all the scary events going on in the world, I’ve found it quite tricky to concentrate on reading recently. However, now that we’ve all been told to stay inside as much as we can, my mind seems to have settled a little and I am ready to get stuck into my … More What’s on your TBR list?
The Faerie Tree was one of the very first books I reviewed on my blog and it’s a book I can still remember well. I am delighted to reshare my review today. It’s a bit shorter than the kind of reviews I write nowadays but I hope you’ll get the sense of how much I … More The Faerie Tree by Jane Cable #review and #giveaway @JaneCable @rararesources
Another cover reveal from me this week and it’s by the author of Mary’s The Name which was one of my favourite reads of the year back in 2017. I think we are all needing a bit something to look forward to in these worrying times and this book could fit the bill as it … More #CoverReveal Daisy on the Outer Line by Ross Sayers @Sayers33 @cranachanbooks #Lovebookstours @lovebooksgroup